Eighteen years and change ago, I did something that most hermits don't do. I went to speed dating. I almost didn't go, but my mom made me do it. I'm glad she did. Speed dating is when you sit and talk to someone for five minutes, and then move on to someone else when the bell sounds. The first person I sat with was my son's dentist at the time. There were cards on the tables with the men’s names and the women chose where they sat. I was a single mom and I saw free crowns and braces in my future, I’m not gonna lie. He looked at me like he knew me, but I didn't volunteer any information. I had such hopes for a lifetime of free dental care, but the man was just so BORING.